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(Neb)-Nebraska Has FIrst Pregnant Zika Patient

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/12/2017 09:23 PM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Doctors in Omaha have been monitoring Nebraska's 16th travel-related case of the Zika virus, but the  first involving a pregnant woman. Evelyn Suastegui, whose due date is May 8th, says she began feeling ill while vacationing last year in Mexico and was diagnosed with Zika after she returned home.
 
     One of the doctors involved in the case is Dr. Hemand Satpathy, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and he says he's seen nothing in the uterine ultrasounds to raise concerns.
 
     The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 1 in 10 pregnant women in the continental United States with a confirmed Zika infection delivered a baby with serious defects.


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